Ashutosh Nath

Ashutosh Nath
Ashutosh Nath leads India practice of Tradewin from his Mumbai office. For a period of over 10 years, Ashutosh has been advising clients on various Customs and Indirect Tax issues across sectors in India. Prior to Tradewin, Ashutosh was working with a Big 4 consulting firm. Ashutosh has managed hundreds of assignments which include Advisory and Compliance related to Special Economic Zone (SEZ) and Free Trade Warehousing Zone (FTWZ); Free Trade Agreements (FTA), HS Classification & Customs Valuation; Customs and Trade Health Checks & Indirect Tax Optimization; Foreign Trade Policy including duty exemption schemes and credit scrips; GST Implementation in India and Dispute resolutions at various levels in India. He is a Chartered Accountant and Graduate in Commerce from Sydenham College, Mumbai University.

Recent Posts



Pursuant to the introduction of CAROTAR, 2020, there were several difficulties that were being faced by legitimate importers resulting in delay or denial of preferential duty benefits available under Free Trade Agreements.
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Topics: Asia, Free Trade Agreements

Authorised Economic Operator Program in India


Objective of the AEO Program

Apart from revenue collection, Trade Security and Trade Facilitation are important areas for customs agencies around the world. In order to secure and facilitate the trade, the World Customs Organisation (WCO) has adopted the SAFE framework of standards in 2005, which includes the Authorized Economic Operator Program (AEO Program) as one of three key pillars. India, as a member of the WCO, has adopted the AEO Program through the Customs Act, 1962.

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Topics: Asia, AEO

India - US Trade Conflict

India-US Trade Conflict

Finally, the gloves are out from both sides. The Indian Government has decided to implement retaliatory duties on 28 goods originating in or exported from the US. The increased tariffs have been made applicable from June 16, 2019.

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Topics: Asia, North America